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20 April 2023

Acclimatize Project, led by University College Dublin, celebrates its outcomes and impacts with partners and stakeholders

Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, addressed the Acclimatize End of Project Event: Partnership, Delivery and Impact, with Professor Orla Feely, UCD President-Elect and Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact.  The…

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12 January 2022

Dog Owners Don’t Understand the Damage a Single Poo Can Do to a Bathing Beach, Researcher Says

A single dog poo can contaminate water in an area the size of a tennis court, if it is as shallow as Merrion Strand and Sandymount Strand, says Meijer, where the water is half-a-metre deep at high tide. Read the article here

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12 July 2021

Cemaes Bay classed as ‘good’ in latest bathing water quality results

Cemaes Bay has achieved ‘good’ in the annual Bathing Water Quality classifications, announced by the Welsh Government on Saturday (14 November).

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23 May 2021

Cemaes Bay achieves ‘good’ status using Acclimatize predictive model

In 2017, Cemaes Bay was at risk of de-designation after failing EU bathing water standards. Following the development of the Acclimatize predictive model, the beach passed in 2018 and 2019 and was officially rated ‘good’ in 2020. Achieving good status brings benefits to the community and visitors, helping to support the local economy, associated sea based activities and public health.

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1 December 2020

SARS-CoV-2 water surveillance project findings published

Levels of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the influent of Dublin’s Ringsend wastewater treatment plant The SARS-CoV-2 surveillance of sewage and water bodies project was launched in June 2020. Since then, weekly composite samples provided by Irish Water from the influent of Ringsend (Dublin), Shanganagh-Bray and Enniskerry wastewater treatment…

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17 September 2020

EU funding boost for climate change research

Acclimatize is one of three projects to have been awarded additional European Union funding through the Ireland-Wales Programme.

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26 November 2019

Water mark rises for Cemaes Bay

Cemaes Bay has recently achieved a positive classification with the quality of its bathing water.

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6 November 2018

Cemaes Bay moves into compliance for the first time in three years

We are delighted to say that Cemaes Bay has achieved compliance with the EU Directive in 2018. The modelling system provided by the Acclimatize team will enhance the bathing experience of visitors to Wales and add resilience to the local economy, which is heavily reliant on visitors to the Welsh coastline and its bathing waters.

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6 June 2023

Acclimatize team celebrates Europe Day

UCD Research Groups marking Europe Day, 9th May, celebrating peace and unity in Europe

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21 February 2018

Visit to UCD by Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Welsh Government

The Acclimatize team, together with research teams from Interreg projects CALIN and Ecostructure, welcomed Minister Drakeford and his colleagues to UCD as part of their visit to Dublin on 21st February 2018. The Acclimatize team was delighted to showcase the project and answer questions about its impacts so far.

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18 October 2017

Minister Officially Launches Acclimatize – UCD 12th October 2017

Minister Launches €6.7 million Climate Change Research Initiative Led by University College Dublin The Acclimatize team together with Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President, UCD were delighted to welcome Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development to officially launch…

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